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adjective incompetent pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈkɑmpət(ə)nt/

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  1. lacking the ability or skills to do something

    the worst and most incompetent administration in living memory

    completely/hopelessly/unbelievably incompetent:

    I am completely incompetent; can you show me that again?

    incompetent at:

    The soldiers had four camels but were hopelessly incompetent at riding them.

    mentally incompetent (=not able to make decisions because of a mental illness or lack of intelligence):

    Her attorney said she was not guilty because she was mentally incompetent.

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The entire investigation was handled incompetently.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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